Crusted scabies in Adult
Pruritus is a key symptom in both types of scabies; however, patients with crusted scabies may be completely asymptomatic. While the typical patient with scabies has fewer than 10-12 mites present, thousands to millions are present in the patient with crusted scabies. Spread of scabies occurs via skin-to-skin contact but also via fomites. The incubation period for crusted scabies may be as short as 4-5 days due to the high mite load.
B86 – Scabies
128870005 – Crusted scabies
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls